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search to find the bodies inside, took hours. glen nolt, who is 48, and his son kelvin, who is 18, and closeon, 14, were pronounced dead at the scene. betty freeman, who lives at the entrance to the farm, is heartsick. >> i just can't imagine anything like that occurring, to fall into a pond and drowning in that liquid manure is just unthinkable. >> reporter: the mennonite father and his two sons were experienced on dairy farms. they made the trek to kent county from their own farm in peach bottom, pennsylvania, regularly. but their family became alarmed when they didn't return home. calls to 911 startedda know intense -- started an intense rescue effort remember? these people were well liked. there was every indication that the victims may be in that mature pit. so rescue operations started immediately. it's about 150 feat deep, 100 feet across and 300 feet long.
multiple farmers came, as well as multiple fire units from maryland and delaware. scooz it's unclear-- >> reporter: it's unclear how the three ended up in the manure pit. a family member says it may have been one of the children fell, and dad and brother tried to save him. >> that's just a terrible tragedy. >> reporter: the body will be taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> glen nolt was the father of five children. police do not suspect any foul play. a baltimore man is shot to death during a home invasion. right now, police are still looking for his killers. vic is in the newsroom with more on the attack. vic? >> reporter: police say several men forced their way into the man's house and shot him in the head in the waverly area. the victim's teenage daughter was home set -- at the time, she called 911 after he left. police say it appears the fight ended in the victim's bedroom,
wherey hoo was pronounce-- where he was pronounced dead. >> police say this attack doesn't appear to be random, but they're not sure of a motive. police have a suspect in the disappearance of aton participates. the -- pates. the boy went missing 33 years ago. >> reporter: the nypd is announcing a possible break in the disappearance of aton pates. the boy vanished exactly 25 years ago, may 25th, 1979. and now, a man is in custody. >> he alleges that he lured the boy, killed the boy, and disposed of the body. >> reporter: former deputy director of national intelligence john miller say its is unlikely that hernandez can lead them to aton's body. >> the description of how and where they disposed of the body, it does not appear to be disposed in a way that it would
be recovered now. >> reporter: hernandez was arrested at his home in camden, new jersey. a woman who answered the door there refused come to comment. >> i said no comment. >> reporter: etan was last seen walking to the bus alone for the first time. 82-year-old clara fortun recalls seeing etan in the neighborhood. >> i used to see him pass by. but it was a very sad case. >> tom pryor was a boy, when etan vanished. >> i remember all the parents where i lived were making sure their kids didn't go out. and everybody was sort of freaking out about it. >> reporter: etan's parents still live down the block, and have kept the same phone number, in case their son ever tried to call. >> etan was one of the first children to appear on the side of a milk carton for missing children alerts. his disappearance led to may 25th, as national missing children's day. >> a scare this afternoon, at
bwi marshall airport. employees spotted some type of vapor, coming out of a bag, being loaded onto a flight. firefighters determined the can of vapor came from a can of hair spray that opened inside a bag. operations are back to normal. another mob of teens cause troubles in downtown baltimore. this time, it understand in a 7- eleven, where dozens of kids showed up for free slurpees. but they ended up getting out of hand. >> reporter: a nationwide giveaway of free slurpees brought kids swothis store. >> -- into this store. >> it was out of control. >> reporter: witnesses saw other kids raiding the candy shelves. >> they went in. started grabbing things. and i see them run out. and i knew they didn't buy it. because they just ran out. >> and the guy was trying to catch them, but there were so
many. >> the manager then blocked the door to keep the other kids from leaving. they got so mad, they started punching him. >> he couldn't keep getting beat on. so he eventually let them out and they just ran. >> reporter: what happened here is the latest example of large groups of young people, creating problems in downtown baltimore. >> reporter: on st. patrick's day, police broke up several disturbances. >> crossing lombard, twoabl 200 going northbound. >> city west confirms, we have a large, large group of juveniles. >> reporter: that same night, another group beat and robbed a tourist. cameras spotted others and caught big fight on the fourth of july. all of it upsetting to downtown workers. >> i'm really appalled at the behavior of these teenagers. >> the kids are running amuck. where are their parents? >> reporter: city police and managers at that 7-eleven refused to allow us to see that surveillance video taken from inside the store yesterday.
we're live downtown, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. police declined to be interviewed for this story. nearly 2,000 employees at the sparrows point steel mill will lose their jobs. the plant's owner the stop operations indefinitely in baltimore. as they consider selling the facility. employees will be notified june 4th. rg steel is operating in ohio and virginia. a new hotel in baltimore is in the red, losing nearly $54 million since opened in -- it opened in 2008. weijia jiang has more on what happened and reaction from developers. >> reporter: controversy surrounded this hotel since well before it was built. now, financial concerns from back then are a reality. but developers say they can still make it work. >> reporter: when baltimore city opened the hilton hotel in 2008, it came with big expectations. >> we expect this hotel to not
only pay for itself and produce jobs, but literally, over as many years, to produce revenue. >> reporter: but a just released audit shows the hotel has lost nearly $54 million since it opened. $11.5 million from last year alone. >> i have a building here that's making nothing. you know what i mean? they should turn that into something that can make some kind of revenue, instead of depending on the poor people to pay the taxes for it. >> reporter: developers with the baltimore hotel corporation insist, none of the losses have been in cash, only on paper. that means so far, they have not used any taxpayer money to pay the bills. >> reporter: the $300 million spent on the hilton came in the form of fixed rate bonds. the city says most of what is in the red is the result of depreciation. so what went wrong? planners say the recession means fewer conventions and lower room rates. they also point to an image problem. >> if their participation of
baltimore -- perception of baltimore is "the wire," we need to change that perception. >> we're encouraged that things are turning around. customers are giving us positive feedback about our destination. >> reporter: in fact, we found plenty of them who hope the hilton will make the money to stay put. >> it's one of the nicer hotels i've stayed in. it would be a real shame if they shut it down. >> reporter: developers admit, they have no idea when they might start making any kind of profit, and if they stop making enough to even cover the bills, they'll start dipping into reserves. live in downtown baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> convention planners say baltimore is beating out cities like philadelphia and boston as a destination. a nice, warm thursday afternoon. lots of sunshine, as we get closer to memorial day weekend. and the unofficial start of summer. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams has new predictions for hurricane season. first, bob turk has our updated conditions. bob? >> that live shot you just saw,
that represents clouds building east of the bay. take a look at radar. real quick. there's a little cell. very small, but are have intense little cell-- very intense little cell. near elkton. and the other stuff is over by south of aberdeen proving ground, over toward kennedyville. further south, we have another little batch of storms, right on the mason-dixon line, just east of denton. around the baltimore region, it's still quiet. probably they stay that way a while longer. but some of the stuff across virginia, looks like it may impact our region, with still a risk of scattered, widely scattered shower or thunderstorm activity. temperature-wise now, we're at 79. dropped a little bit. oakland, 71. ocean city at 70. the water temperature is only at 63, by the way. elkton, with the rain close by, they're down to 77. so tim has a new outlook for the hurricane season by the national weather service. tim? >> well, bob, as you mentioned, third of the three major storm predictors of the season for
the hurricane season, has released its prediction for the season, or projection, i should say, which is the noaa, has released its predictions. they're saying that they expect to see nine to 15 named storms, that will be tropical storms this season. and of those nine to 15, four to eight of those would become hurricanes. and of those, 1 to 3 would become major. that would be category 3 or greater, with winds maxed at 111 miles per hour or greater. on an average season, 11 storms are named. and roughly half of those become hurricanes. and just about a half to third of those become major storms. now, we should mention that the hurricane season does start next friday, june 1st, and does run through november 30th. although we've already seen one. that was alberto that just passed through this past week. now, for this current forecast, we'll send it in to bob in just a little while for your complete first warning forecast for the holiday weekend ahead. back inside. >> all right, tim. thank you. the first african american man to graduate from the naval
academy has passed away. lieutenant commander wesley brown, a member of the class of 1949, died at the age of 85. tonight, he is remembered for his enthusiasm and leadership. and his dedication during his 20-year career with the navy. he was also a cross-country teammate of former president jimmy carter. a rare sight at the smithsonian national zoo. two cheetah clubs are being hand raised we zoo staff, after their mother suffered complications during labor. veterinarians performed a risky c-section procedure to save their lives. >> i've got it. cute and cute er. >> that's good. and to the point. >> so original, right? >> but it works. >> they are cute. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. growing support for same-sex marriage in maryland. what voters are saying in a brand-new poll. a child trapped in a washing machine. now, the child's mother reveals
it's 79 degrees and mostly sunny in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast coming up. experts say texting while driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. it's a message being sent to hundreds of service members at fort meade, in anne arundel county. gigi barnett has the story. >> i'm sitting there, having a whole conversation. >> reporter: as a rule, army
private mar kidda won't text while driving. -- -- >> after stepping into that driving while texting simulator. she racked up major violations. >> i feel so bad. because it was a stop light and i didn't see it. i kept going. and that's how i killed someone. >> try to type in "i am driving." >> this simulator is part of fort meade. the message to them, put down the phone and spare lives. >> i won't be doing that anymore. i won't be texting and driving anymore. >> reporter: four out of every five accidents nationwide are caused by distracted driving. and experts say texting is the most dangerous. >> studies have shown that people's stopping distance is about four times that of a drunk driver. so it's at least as dangerous as drunk driving. if a person makes a regular habit out of it, there is a 100% chance they will end up in
an accident. >> adding to the thousands who are distracted while driving. >> it is illegal to text and drive in maryland. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work on our roads now, here's kristy breslin. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. hopefully we're not taxing and driving out there. but there is a lot of delays the northbound 95. watch for heavy delays there. that's from russell street, past pulaski highway. top side inner loop, over 35 minutes there, from stevenson road. and west side inner loop, another 15 from southwestern boulevard to security boulevard. the outer loop, still seeing some delays in that direction, too. about 25 minutes from reisterstown road, over to baltimore national pike. and a couple of new accidents out there. in glen burnie, an accident at crain highway, at north central. also, east north avenue, at greenmount, in baltimore city.
looking at your drive times, if you're traveling on the outer loop, from 83 to 95, 25-mile- per-hour average. and 25 minutes to get through. let's take a live look. you can see, things get slow there. jones falls expressway, heading out of downtown, past 28t street. and there's another look. you can see 895, a bit slow in that direction. this traffic report is brought by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. you can call them at 1-877-75- bills. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. four decades, in front of a classroom. tonight, a local teacher is honored for her dedicated service to generations of students. >> reporter: in 1969, a teacher named miss white walked into the school of the cathedral of mary our queen. and 40 years later, this dedicated teacher is closing the chapter on an amazing career that has spanned generations. >> i had her twice n. third and
fifth grades. >> reporter: not only was paula harmon taught by miss white. so were her two sons, jack and alex. >> she's a committed teacher. she's been here for over 40 years. >> 43 years. >> i'd call that commitment. >> all of my friends today all ask about ms. white. that is an incredible legacy, to have people ask, is she still there? i can't think of any other teacher that has left such a great impression. >> reporter: ms. white's legacy is tied to a "time" magazine time line she started in 1985. it leaves a lasting impression on students. >> "time" magazine. every friday, we get a "time" magazine and read it in class. >> what are you going to miss the most? >> it's got to be the kids. of all ages. >> exactly. >> because they have been the most fun to deal with. >> reporter: ms. white's last day is approaching. and she knows it's going to be tough to watch away from cathedral after all of these years. >> traditionally, all the teachers walk to the crosswalk
and wave goodbye. so for the last time, that will be quite a challenge. >> ms. white, officially retires after 43 years on the last day of school, wednesday, june 6th. >> congratulations to her. 43 years. >> wow. i know. and you know what, bob, you said, what is she going to do? go to disney world? >> a cruise? >> no. she said she's going to clean her house. >> congratulations to ms. white. she is amazing. let's take a look. tough job teaching. let's take a look. 79 now. southeast winds, 13. the barometer healding steady. come back and take a look at the end of the week and weekend heat up right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
sitting right there. that one right there, heading up toward aberdeen. and a little one moving through elkton and cecil county that is weakening. and a very light shower west of verlena. and that is not going to affect too much. another batch of stuff down across virginia. some of this action looks like it wants to head up to the north and -- maybe the northeast. so later tonight, and maybe after 9:00, 10:00, we still see a risk of a shower across the region. but right now, doesn't look like a big, big chance across much of central maryland. that could change. but we actually had a little dryer air come in. the dew point has come down. right now, we're at 79. but the dew point has dropped, from 66 at noon, down to 61. that's pretty dry, actually. it's pretty comfortable. 82 in d.c. now. 82, easton. elkton dropped. they went back up with the sun now. 69. ocean city at 70. water temperature is around 63. chilly.
but we'll have the ocean city forecast coming up. oakland now, at 72. up in the mountains. locally, right around the 80- degree mark as you can see. we have a southeast wind continuing. tomorrow, the wind should begin to turn a little more to the south. and that's going to begin to heat us up. look at these temps down here. memphis, 91. chicago, 89. kansas city, 85. 94 in dallas. it's even a little cooler in phoenix and 93. all of this heat building out in the midwest and the mississippi valley. it's going to be moving across the mountains, into our region. and looks like saturday, we get up close to 90. sunday and monday as well. just a slight chance of a scattered afternoon or evening thundershower across the region. i mean, really, not much of a chance for the bulk of the weekend. it's just going to be very warm, rather humid, very summery. right now, you can see some action down across virginia. some of the mountain areas. and stuff across northern new jersey as well. there will be a front very close to us by the end of the
weekend. it will cool, we think, somewhat of new england down. but don't expect it to get this far south. so we'll stay in a very warm and humid air. widely scattered showers, maybe crossing into new york by sunday night. and cooler air across new england. it's going to stay up that way. we're going to stay in the heat until the next front comes down. that will be on tuesday night. and it will drop our temperatures by then. southeast winds at 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, around 69 degrees. so tonight, widely scattered shower or thundershower. 62 by morning. tomorrow, warmer than today. looks like chances of showers tomorrow, pretty slim. but up to 87. the ocean city forecast. here you go. there's the place to be. it's only going to be around 70, 70, 72. maybe a scattered shower activity. water temperature, there you see it, pretty chilly at 63. but still, put that sun vene -- screen on. even foe though it won't be as hot, the sun is as warm as it
is in july. still ahead on eyewitness eyewitness news at 5:00. risky fires after concerns on a navy submarine. back in court. a teen accused in a school shooting. and why it could mean tougher punishment. i'm mike schuh, in pasadena. a 9-year-old boy here is bitten by a pit bull. i speak with the dog's owners. theirs is a family ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is 5:30. 79 degrees and mostly sunny. good evening, everybody. and thank you for staying with wjz, eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a 9-year-old boy is recovering after he is bitten by a dog in pasadena. the dog's owner tells mike schuh, that this incident is just the latest in a series of problems. >> reporter: the helems family is in crisis. their electric is cut off. three years ago, they stopped paying on their house. a pending shortsale is holding off foreclosure. >> it seems to me things are kind of falling apart. >> they already fell apart. that's why we left and moved to florida. >> it is so bad, her 28-year- old son jason is in the fireplace, burning off the packaging around the electrical wire. selling copper to have money to live. then this pit bull's offspring
bit a boy. jason hit the bull eight times with a baseball bat. >> you had to hit your own dog eight times with a baseball bat to get him to unclench. >> yes. sad but true. >> reporter: the boy was hospitalized. he was here with his mom, who was visiting. friends say he's doing okay. this is not the first problem caused by this family's pets. here is neighbor lynn sterns. >> because i used to be a walk ner the -- walker in the early mornings. and one day, two summers ago, their dog came out, attacked me and bit me on my elbow. >> is this isolated? has it happened before? then we can proceed from there. >> reporter: big boy is now being held at the animal shelter. and with all of their trouble, the helems want him back. >> he came over to sniff the boy and he got scared. and dogs can sense that. and as soon as my son said, big boy, come here, that's when he
bit the kid. >> reporter: back to you on tv hill. >> police say they are not sure if charges will be filed. the family, though, plans to move next month. baltimore county is investigating reports of a sexual assault near downtown towson. they say it took place at a home on york avenue. they're asking anyone who saw anything suspicious to give them a call. new information about the toddler who became stuck inside a washing machine at a new jersey laundromat. denise is in the newsroom with the developments. >> reporter: the boy's mother said she didn't even know about the accident until she saw it on the news. surveillance video shows a man putting a child into a washing machine. the machine unexpectedly turns on, spinning the child around, until a laundromat employee turns it off. the boy's mother says her son was in the care of a babysitter and the babysitter's male friend. the mother is now calling for that man to be charged. but new jersey prosecutors say it was just a mistake and not a crime. >> denise, thank you. the child was treated at the
hospital for scrapes and bruises. the navy is investigating a fire aboard one of its nuclear attack submarines. the blaze broke out wednesday, at the naval shipyard in maine. teresa garcia has the latest developments for wjz. >> reporter: the fire on board the uss miami is out the morning after flames broke out at the portsmouth naval shipyard in maine. the submarine has been docked there since march, for maintenance work. >> the fire and subsequent damage, was limited to the four compartment spaces only, which includes crew living and command and control spaces and the torpedo room. there were no weapons on board the ship. >> reporter: the sub's nuclear reactor was isolated in another part of the sub and was not involved. >> the ship's reactor has been shut down for over two months and remains in a safe and stable condition throughout the event. >> reporter: navy officials praised the firefighters, saying extreme heat and smoke in the contained spaces made their work especially risky. >> the heroic action of this
team of firefighters stabilized the situation, protecting the crew, and shipyard workers. >> reporter: seven people were hurt, including five firefighters. one had to be removed on a stretcher, but all were treated and released. the shipyard has reopened. and a full investigation is under way. teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> the uss miami has a crew of 13 and 120 enlisted personnel. an ohio teen charged in a deadly school shooting will be charged as an adult. 17-year-old lane is charged as an adult. for opening fire at a high school. three students died. two others were hurt. lane is facing several murder and attempted murder charges. if convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. secretary of state hillary clinton says cyber experts hacked into some websites and replaced al qaeda propaganda
with figures that show how many have been killed in al qaeda attacks. most recently, an al qaeda bombing killed 90 people at a military parade. a new poll shows president obama is leading mitt romney in three battleground states. and romney is ready to fight back on tv. danielle nottingham has tonight's campaign 2012 report. >> reporter: students gave mitt romney a warm welcome at the philadelphia charter school where he went to talk about education. >> we allow more choice for parents. i like every parent to have a choice and every child to have a chance. >> reporter: the teachers had some challenging questions for the republican presidential hopeful who says reducing class size does not improve student performance. >> and i can't think of any teacher -- mr. bennett, would you want more kids in your classroom? >> reporter: romney's visit to the heavily democratic neighborhood, came as his campaign released a new tv ad. >> day 1, president --
>> romney's ads target battleground states where the race is heating up the a new poll puts president obama slightly ahead in three key states, including florida. wednesday, a different poll put romney ahead. >> bottom line is, it's close everywhere. it's the third inning. the thing isn't baked yet. but no doubt this summer is a keyed key period, where the obama guys are going to try to wreck romney on the economy. >> reporter: president obama took direct aim at romney's economic policies and a jab at his time in the business world. >> and what governor romney doesn't seem to get is that a healthy economy doesn't just mean a few folks maximizing their profits through massive layoffs or busting unions. >> reporter: today, the president visits a wind turbine blade manufacturer in iowa, then heads to another big fundraiser. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012.
we'll continue to bring you the latest on the issues and the candidates on air and online at wjz.com. a new poll shows same-sex marriages gaining support among maryland voters. the public policy poll shows 57% would vote in favor of same- sex marriage if it's on the ballot this fall. while 37% would vote against. this is a 12-point swing in support from just two months ago. advocates say it's likely due to growing african american support. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. a report on ocean city's preparations for this weekend's kickoff for the summer season. preview of this weekend's men's and women's lacrosse finals. and a guide to the maryland death fact. fast becoming one of the metal music festivals. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. wjz first warning weather team. more help is coming to military members who find themselves struggling to keep
their homes. monique griego has more on new legislation, protecting them from foreclosure. >> from fighting overseas to battling another war back home, military members hit hard by the housing crisis. >> service members, while they were on the battlefield, fighting, they were getting messages ee-mails -- e-mails from their wives, saying they're about to be put out. >> reporter: maryland congressman elijah cummings couldn't believe how many soldiers were losing their homes. so he created the military family home protection act. >> we thought that that was theya better way, that america is better than that. >> reporter: the new legislation will prevent soldiers from being closed on-- foreclosed on while they're deployed and for up to a year after. previously, they only had nine months. the bill just passed in the house, by an overwhelming margin. >> it's going to give a chance for the service member to sort of work the process. and hopefully that process will be to save the house and get those finances in order. >> reporter: the new
legislation would also expand protection to surviving spouses of military members killed overseas, and to veterans who have been declared 100% disabled. >> reporter: the bill cracks down on illegal foreclosures and protects soldiers from discrimination by banks. >> it just seems like the right thing to do, in terms of ensuring that they're protected, while they protect us. >> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> a similar bill still has to go through the senate. once passed there, this new legislation will become law. ocean city is freshening up for a summer of 2012. we're getting the first look at phase 1 of boardwalk renovations. nice feet. [ laughter ] >> i don't know. >> fresh, light-colored boards have been laid down between the inlet and somerset streets. the new boards are part of a $6 million spruceup project. you can also enjoy fireworks and laser shows every night of the week. it's a great idea. >> it is. >> good way to end your day at the beach. >> a lot happening at ocean
city this year. it will be nice. still ahead. a scare in the sky and on the ground. the mess, after a door from a plane falls off and plunges into a golf course. ups driver under arrest. the unsettling accusations against a trusted deliveryman. i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. a very summery weekend headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
thrills and chills with performers from across the globe. universoul circus is back in town. ron matz reports, it's all the creation from a talented producer in baltimore. >> the universoul circus is an eye-popping big-top thrill ride. founder cedric walker is from baltimore. >> i grew up in the evanson village area. and all of my inspiration was from my childhood. >> reporter: you'll be inspired when you see the phone breakers
from west africa, doing things most of us can't even think about. >> but when i look in the audience and see their mouths open. and then a young kid, with eyes popping open. that's what is most unique about them. >> i don't want to be dusty like you are. >> reporter: robert dunne,aka, onion head, has been clowning around under the big top for 14 years and loves every minute. >> to me, it's pleasure. it's excitement. it's entertainment. and it's something that really, i'm very passionate about. and when you're passionate about something, it eliminates the big work. >> reporter: from asia, africa, europe and the usa. delivered with pride, by a hometown guy. >> and it's just a feeling of, this is where i come from. this is where my inspiration was gathered. and this is what i went forth in the world with, baltimore, maryland. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> ouch.
>> the universoul circus is here sunday. for more information, log onto wjz.com. >> i mean, it is just hard to touch one's toes. >> absolutely. it is a great night outside to fire up the grill. our conditions are sunny and warm. and so far, things are looking great for memorial day. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk show us what to expect through the holiday weekend. bob? >> back hurts just looking at that guy. let's take a look at tomorrow's forecast. a little warmer than today. probably rain-free. just a few widely scattered showers. may start up a little fog. upper mid-60s to the mid and upper 80s, by this time tomorrow afternoon. and that begins the holiday. and it's going to get hot. tim has a look at those numbers. tim? >> it's getting hot. the heat pump is going to be in effect. high pressure is going to allow for very warm air to move into the region. take a look at the numbers. a lot of 9s in this number. 93 on saturday. 92 on sunday, 92 on monday.
then a cooldown all the way down to 88 on tuesday. now for your energy saver tip of the day. plug home electronics, such as tvs and dvd players into power strips. turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use. tvs and dvds in standby mode, still use several watts of power, even when the strip is still on. so use strips. for more information on how you can become an energy saver, scroll down the right-hand side of the page. and click on our special section. back inside. a terrifying flight for passengers. when one of the doors flies off. the door fell off the small plane, while in flight. it landed in the middle of a golf course. look how heavy this thing is. south of fort lauderdale. luckily, the course was closed for maintenance. the plane managed to land safely. luckily, nobody was hurt. >> the faa is investigating. a ups driver is arrested on disturbing charges in san
diego. a woman says the driver made a delivery to her house. then 15 minutes later, she caught him watching her take a shower. apparently he had been making delivers in the area for the past three years. he's expected to be arraigned tomorrow. paramount pictures celts-- settles a lawsuit over the injury on the set of transformers 3. gabriela sedillo was-- suffered permanent brain damage. her family reached an $18.5 million settlement. paramount calls what happened a tragic accident. with the summer about to heat up. swimming safety is on many parents' minds. this year, there's a focus on increasing swimming education in african american and hispanic communities. duarte geraldino has the story for wjz in fork. -- in new york. >> reporter: 11-year-old jane gail yard started swimming classes three years ago.
her mom made lessons a top priority, after a scare with her older daughter. when she was 2 years old, we went on a family reunion. and at the pool, she almost drowned. >> reporter: she is one of hundreds of children, getting free swim lessons, learning basic water skills that can save their lives. >> reporter: the consumer product safety commission is now pushing for more programs like this one, which serve minority communities. research shows black children, between the ages of 5 and 14, are three times more likely to drown than white children. >> 70% of african american children. and 62% of hispanic children, do not know how to swim. and that is alarming in this country. >> reporter: on average, 400 children, younger than 15, die every year in a pool or spa- related death. three quarters of those involve charge under 5 years old. >> reporter: parents parents should make sure pools are fenced in, learn cpr, and get their children into swim
lessons early. >> conquer whatever fear they might have. especially for the ones who don't start as young as they possibly can. so the younger, the better. >> would you like the water? >> cold. >> joseph reyes wants to make sure his son gavin knows the basics from the beginning. >> i have been keaching my kids toim-- teaching my kids to swim since they were little. >> reporter: in new york, duarte geraldino, wjz eyewitness news. >> and more than 30,000 new york city children have learned to swim since that program started about 20 years ago. in tonight's health watch, a new study shows the potential danger from taking calcium supplements. doctors say they may increase the risk of heart attack by 86%. the findings don't apply to foods rich in calcium. experts warn parents should talk to their doctors before starting or stopping any kind of medication. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00 for these stories and more, coming up, vic is standing by with the preview.
life-saving legislation. a potentially life-saving measure, implemented by the maryland general assembly, and signed by governor o'malley, has many parents breathing easier today. i'm pat warren. i'll tell you what that is coming up. women, turning to elicit plastic surgery, to get those hollywood curves. >> reporter: but is it an injection worth dying for? inside the dangerous trend. how it can turn deadly. check in for more on these and the day's breaking news coming up at 6:00. back to you. still to come on eyewitness news. the ravens revene for the first time since -- reconvene for the first time since they fell short of the super bowl. >> mark tells us how the steam is moving ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
we have breaking news in glen burnie. let's go to captain mike perry. captain mike, what is happening? >> we're at the 1800 1800 block of ridge wick road. this is in anne arundel county, as you can see. it was a fully-involved dwelling. they have a pretty good knock on it now. but i think we have video from a few moments ago, where there
was very, very heavy smoke and flames coming from this family. no word on injuries or cause of this fire. but looks like at least a dozen pieces of fire apparatus on the scene. as we come back live, we'll show you, you can see that black smoke, changing to steam or white smoke, indicates that they got a pretty good knock on the primary part of the fire. but as you can see, this house is pretty much fully engulfed in flames and pretty well damaged. back to you. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live, over glen burnie. it is a rare day in late may that the o's are off and sports director mark viv viviano has more. it was hot out there for them today. >> you bet. third practice. a chance for the rookies and the newly acquired players to work out with some of the veterans in what is considered a volunteer session. many choose not to participate. starting quarterback joe flacco is the most noticeable in camp this week.
getting ready for his fifth year in the nfl. now, in his previous four, he's made a sudden disappointment. and that afc title game. last second loss to new england that kept the ravens from reaching the super bowl. and they address the subject as they begin preparations for a new year. >> obviously, it hurts and it stings. but you gotta get back out here. i mean, we're all tough guys and understand that that kind of thing happens sometimes. so, you know, i think time is one thing. and then getting back out here and running around and realizing that it's not the end of the world. >> it was a tough loss. you know, we were -- our catch, field goal. whatever, we were that away from the super bowl. but now, you know, we gotta prove to a lot of people and to ourselves that we can do the same thing again, but end up in the super bowl. >> ravens reconvened for another mini camp. more coming up next in sports. back to you for now. still ahead on eyewitness news.
teenage sons their lives. in the red. i'm weijia jiang in baltimore. where the city-owned holt has yet to make any money since it opened. next, what that could mean for taxpayers. summer like spring evening. stick around for the updated first warning forecast. check in for the day's stories all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. convenience store chaos. dozens of teens rushed downtown 7-eleven. >> they came that way. and i guy was trying to catch them. there was so many. >> the wild scene that followed. the latest in a string of disturbing downtown incidents.